Campus sexual assault, climate surveys, and what is the true incident rate.

We are now 100 days into the Trump administration and there has been a lot of anticipation about what that might mean for campus sexual assault initiatives and enforcement by the Department of Justice and the Department of Education.  Despite these anxieties the policy edicts and guidances issued under the Obama administration have not been rescinded, thus the higher … More Campus sexual assault, climate surveys, and what is the true incident rate.

Is the media missing the mark on some deportation cases?

During the course of the Trump administration’s announcements regarding its immigration enforcement initiatives, the media has written a few articles about recent individual detention and deportation cases. The usual narrative is that these deportation proceedings are the result of Trump’s new enforcement initiatives and the standards laid out in twin memorandums issued by the Department of … More Is the media missing the mark on some deportation cases?

Trump administration memos exempt DACA recipients from deportation enforcement

The Department of Homeland Security has officially released two memorandums that address the implementation of the Trump administration’s immigration enforcement and border security initiatives (there memos were initially circulated  in the media prior to their official release on February 21, 2017.)  The two memos are as follows: Implement the President’s Border Security and Immigration Enforcement Improvements … More Trump administration memos exempt DACA recipients from deportation enforcement

Update: arrested DACA recipient still detained following court hearing

Just as a quick update, at a hearing on Friday a federal court judge declined to release an arrested DACA recipient.  Rather than taking formal action itself the court requested that the matter be referred to an immigration court for a bail hearing to be held within seven days. A report on the status of … More Update: arrested DACA recipient still detained following court hearing

DACA concerns continue after arrest of DACA beneficiary.

Anxiety about the fate of DACA and individuals subject to its protections continue to fester despite the fact that the Trump administration has not made any official move to rescinded DACA. The latest incident that has triggered the rise in anxiety surrounding DACA has been the arrest of a DACA recipient.  According to reports in … More DACA concerns continue after arrest of DACA beneficiary.

It appears that Obama’s campus sexual assault initiative will be gutted.

It does not take too much reading of the tea leaves to come to a belief that the Obama administration’s campus sexual assault initiatives (as most notoriously represented by the “Dear Colleague Letters” issued by DOE’s Office for Civil Rights) are going to be gutted by the Trump administration. What is the basis for this assertion? … More It appears that Obama’s campus sexual assault initiative will be gutted.

Legislation introduced to protect DREAMers’ DACA data

As is common knowledge (and a matter of great dispute) the Trump Administration has issued an Executive Orders pertaining to immigration, including an EO suspending the issuance of visas for travelers from 7 countries (Iraq, Syria, Sudan, Iran, Somalia, Libya and Yemen.) Prior to the issuance of the Executive Orders there was quite a bit … More Legislation introduced to protect DREAMers’ DACA data